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partisan


partisan

variants: also partizan

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1 one who follows the opinions or teachings of another

  • partisans of the charismatic leader refuse to tolerate any criticism of him at all
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2 one who is intensely or excessively devoted to a cause

  • a partisan of the revolution who was even willing to give her life for it
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3 one who stubbornly or intolerantly adheres to his or her own opinions and prejudices

  • she's too much of a political partisan to ever concede that the other side might have a valid point
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follower, adherent, disciple, partisan mean one who gives full loyalty and support to another. follower may apply to people who attach themselves either to the person or beliefs of another.
    • an evangelist and his followers
adherent suggests a close and persistent attachment.
    • adherents to Marxism
disciple implies a devoted allegiance to the teachings of one chosen as a master.
    • disciples of Gandhi
partisan suggests a zealous often prejudiced attachment.
    • partisans of the President


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